Jaume Ferrete, Alexa ( alexa
Jaume Ferrete

Alexa ( alexa

Tuesday 21 September, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This project aims to create a performance tool based on the Echo smart speaker and Alexa virtual assistant, which are based on voice recognition and synthesis and are produced and sold by Amazon.

At a time when big tech companies are making huge efforts to convert the voice into the principal means of interaction with their products and services, introducing into our intimate spaces a series of devices that are always on and always listening, it seems urgent to explore the corporeal-affective relationships that we imagine being able to have with technically reproduced voices.


Limited capacity

Sessions at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm

Prior registration is required at: lacapella@bcn.cat


Jaume Ferrete Vázquez works around the notion of voice and listening politics or ideologies through performances, listening sessions, archives, workshops, conversations, audio works and websites.

MACBA, Grand Union, Tabakalera, CA2M, Festival SOS 4.8, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, MNCARS, TEOR/éTica, MUAC UNAM, University of Barcelona, University of the Basque Country, UNAM Gender Studies Programme, etc. La Casa Encendida Generation Award 2016, Leonardo Grants for Researchers and Cultural Creators, Miquel Casablancas Prize, artistic residence at the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation and Development, etc.

Since 2008, he has been helping to coordinate the Barcelona Sounds project, an initiative of the Music Technology Group at Pompeu Fabra University.